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Old Oct 22, 22, 12:16 am
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Originally Posted by ithinkurdumb
Might be a bit off topic, but I'm thinking about joining Ambassador (let it expired a couple months ago) because I have 3 stays at IC coming up.
  • Does the USD 200 fee earn bonus points on Chase IHG card?
  • Any recent DP on joining Ambassador at a hotel? I remember getting some bonus points when joining when checking-in
I want to know too as I intend on staying at an IC in the near future.
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Old Oct 22, 22, 5:35 am
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Originally Posted by pangwen
Prior to getting on board the instant diamond offer, I had registered for the "stay 5 nights, get Platinum until December 2023" offer. Does anyone know if I stay for five nights, whether I get automatically downgraded from Diamond to Platinum? If not, will the Platinum automatically kick in after the Diamond expires?
This is a good point. Has anyone completed their 5 nights after applying for both promos?
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Old Oct 23, 22, 10:42 am
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I renewed my Ambassador about a month ago (was expiring at end of October), I then signed up for the instant Diamond Promo and It reflects a Diamond status till end of the year.

Are there any Data points on the 10 nights that are required to keep it? Also is there anyway to cancel Ambassador renewal and purchase again later?
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Old Oct 23, 22, 5:20 pm
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Originally Posted by scwam
How did you get here last year? We were blocking foreign visitors for the past 18 months. Were you on business?.... Definitely love the boiled-egg beer fireworks 🎆 fart odour outside here.
Yes, I've been living outside Tokyo for most of the last 18 months on government business. Just returned to the U.S. last month, but needless to say it was an interesting time to be a foreigner traveling around Japan. On your second point, yes - gotta love the smells of Beppu! At least it makes for some great onsens!

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Old Oct 23, 22, 7:02 pm
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Originally Posted by ithinkurdumb
Might be a bit off topic, but I'm thinking about joining Ambassador (let it expired a couple months ago) because I have 3 stays at IC coming up.
  • Does the USD 200 fee earn bonus points on Chase IHG card?
  • Any recent DP on joining Ambassador at a hotel? I remember getting some bonus points when joining when checking-in
I was looking for DPs on how the charge codes and couldnt find any. I dont have an IHG card but was thinking it might show up as a hotel charge. The pending charge shows IHG Ambassador Activation with a category of Business Services so I dont think it will code as hotel/travel. No idea whether it will work as an IHG-specific charge though.
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Old Oct 23, 22, 7:47 pm
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Old Oct 23, 22, 8:25 pm
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Originally Posted by daslax
I was looking for DPs on how the charge codes and couldnt find any. I dont have an IHG card but was thinking it might show up as a hotel charge. The pending charge shows IHG Ambassador Activation with a category of Business Services so I dont think it will code as hotel/travel. No idea whether it will work as an IHG-specific charge though.
Thanks! Business Services does ring the bell. Thats how it was coded when I renewed it online last June (weirdly couldnt find the transaction among our IHG cards). I guess Ill try to renew at an IC this time to see if it triggers the IHG bonus.
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Old Oct 24, 22, 4:59 am
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Originally Posted by daslax
I was looking for DPs on how the charge codes and couldnt find any. I dont have an IHG card but was thinking it might show up as a hotel charge. The pending charge shows IHG Ambassador Activation with a category of Business Services so I dont think it will code as hotel/travel. No idea whether it will work as an IHG-specific charge though.
It unfortunately does not code as an IHG charge for bonus points.
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Old Oct 24, 22, 6:28 pm
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The opposite way

i did it the opposite way, renewed Amb before expiry and jumped on the Diamond offer, status shows till end of 22.

annoyed for renewing so early!

Originally Posted by navatwal
I renewed my Ambassador about a month ago (was expiring at end of October), I then signed up for the instant Diamond Promo and It reflects a Diamond status till end of the year.

Are there any Data points on the 10 nights that are required to keep it? Also is there anyway to cancel Ambassador renewal and purchase again later?
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Old Oct 25, 22, 7:37 am
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Has anyone clocked in 10 stays yet? If so, was your status extended?
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Old Oct 25, 22, 9:59 am
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Originally Posted by JetAway
Has anyone clocked in 10 stays yet? If so, was your status extended?
I have a friend told me the offer disappeared from the registered offer section but her status still diamond.

If the offer disappeared, means even if you stay 10N you might not retain the status.
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Old Oct 25, 22, 11:43 am
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Of those whom I talked into using the upgrade to Diamond link and then mentioned the possibility (and potential risk at the time) of extending by buying Ambassador status, it seems like about 1/3-1/2 have moved ahead with paying up for Ambassador status and more may do so. Money for IHG.
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Old Oct 26, 22, 12:18 am
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Is there a way for me to renew my ambassador before the end of this year if it doesn't expire until 3/25?
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Old Oct 26, 22, 2:22 am
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Originally Posted by flyerfirsts
Is there a way for me to renew my ambassador before the end of this year if it doesn't expire until 3/25?
you can renew upto 92 days before expiry.

So get your calendar out and count back!
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Old Oct 26, 22, 6:43 am
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Where on the IHG.com website can you check when your AMB expires?
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